Ancient Greek, Roman & Byzantine Costume

Ancient Greek, Roman & Byzantine Costume

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This scrupulously researched and abundantly illustrated book includes 315 drawings based on renderings by artists of the period to achieve utmost accuracy and authenticity. Included are elaborate examples of Aegean costume, Doric and Ionic styles of dress for women, Greek and Roman armor, graceful and intricately arranged Roman togas, the tunica roomy, wide-sleeved apparel; and the pallium, a cloak-like garment. Ornate vestments of the Eastern Orthodox Church and Byzantine costumes are carefully described and portrayed, as are styles of hairdressing, jewelry, and other decorative elements. An excellent reference for the history classroom, the volume also includes instructions and flat patterns showing the cut of sample garments, making it easy for costume designers to reproduce period apparel. This book will be valuable as well to costume historians and art students interested in the development of representative art."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 104.14 x 228.6 x 10.16mm | 294.83g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0486426106
  • 9780486426105
  • 493,080

Table of contents

I. AEGEAN COSTUME     Aegean Ornament     Details of Ornament on Plate II II. ANCIENT GREEK COSTUME     The Doric and Ionic Styles     The Doric Dress as worn by Greek Women     The Ionic Dress as work by Greek Women     Women's Outdoor Dress     Greek Male Costume     Greek Armour     Greek Ornament     Children's Dress III. ANCIENT ROMAN COSTUME     Roman Costume     Summary of Garments other than the Toga worn by Roman Men     Roman Armour and Military Costume     Dress of Roman Women before the Third Century A.D.     Roman Women's Hairdressing and Jewellery     Roman Ornament IV. BYZANTINE COSTUME AND THE TRANSITION PERIOD TO WHICH IT IS THE SEQUEL     The Transition Period Style in Costume     Armour in the Transition Period     Women's Dress in the Transition Period     The Byzantine Style in Costume V. THE VESTMENTS OF THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH AND THEIR RELATION TO BYZANTINE COSTUME     The Vestments   BIBLIOGRAPHYshow more